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  Reply # 928852 7-Nov-2013 15:41 Send private message

Lipex666:
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Lipex666: Well today my NZ brought S4 died at 50% level and just shuts down and has been doing this for the last 3 days and today I noticed the battery popped off the back cover.   So looks I have a one of the dud S4 swollen batteries now I need to do a warranty job.  Seems to be a worldwide fault.


Uh Oh...

S3 was the sudden death and now S4 has the Swollen Battery..

I hadnt heard of this one until now.

Its a good thing you mentioned it here coz otherwise if it had happened to me, I would have thought its a water damage or overheating or overcharging or something using related issue...


Search on goggle shows world wide fault and Samsung has acknowledged this, the issue i have they are asking to send the whole phone into a service centre when all I want is a swap over the counter foir a new battery but we have only the phone company retail stores which are not sammy.  Im still looking for a way to get a over the counter battery.


You could just buy a new one, then send the old one in for replacement.




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  Reply # 928897 7-Nov-2013 16:30 Send private message

Lipex666: Well today my NZ brought S4 died at 50% level and just shuts down and has been doing this for the last 3 days and today I noticed the battery popped off the back cover.   So looks I have a one of the dud S4 swollen batteries now I need to do a warranty job.  Seems to be a worldwide fault.


Yeah, I knew about this too. Hope mine doesnt do it




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  Reply # 928915 7-Nov-2013 16:38 Send private message

jeffnz:
Yabanize:
jeffnz: Mine shows 4G on auto so being a custom Rom on phone I'm not sure if it will work as I won't receive update.

Not a biggie if I have to flash stock to get update just nuisance value


That's because in the US they call hspa+ 4g.
 
Its actually h+ or 3.5g


correction shows option of LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect)


Then instead of 4g it will probably say LTE if you're using 4g




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  Reply # 929821 9-Nov-2013 07:10 Send private message

Android 4.3 update installed on my S4 this morning.
Anyone else get the update?

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  Reply # 929825 9-Nov-2013 07:26 Send private message

DrD: Android 4.3 update installed on my S4 this morning.
Anyone else get the update?


Yes on my S4 on Telecom NZ

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  Reply # 930178 10-Nov-2013 08:29 Send private message

Got it on my unbranded S4 a couple of days ago.
Anyone used Navigation since the update? Can't seem to find where to change the voice option

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  Reply # 930190 10-Nov-2013 09:33 Send private message

andrewcnz:
DrD: Android 4.3 update installed on my S4 this morning.
Anyone else get the update?


Yes on my S4 on Telecom NZ


OHMYGOD ITS FINALLY HERE! That was unexpected. Telecom said the next update was just to enable 4g, :P   And well done for beating the other NZ carriers and australia     Now what do we need to do to root without tripping knox

I havnt downloaded it yet btw




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  Reply # 930228 10-Nov-2013 11:44 Send private message

Yabanize:
andrewcnz:
DrD: Android 4.3 update installed on my S4 this morning.
Anyone else get the update?


Yes on my S4 on Telecom NZ


OHMYGOD ITS FINALLY HERE! That was unexpected. Telecom said the next update was just to enable 4g, :P   And well done for beating the other NZ carriers and australia     Now what do we need to do to root without tripping knox

I havnt downloaded it yet btw


Michael posted some good info  here on the subject. I'm on custom 4.3 without know issues, for now.




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  Reply # 930268 10-Nov-2013 15:14 Send private message

JohnnyDrama: Got it on my unbranded S4 a couple of days ago.
Anyone used Navigation since the update? Can't seem to find where to change the voice option


Johnny  How much was the unbranded S4 ?   Can you let me know where you bought it and other details
and did it perform well

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  Reply # 931049 11-Nov-2013 21:45 Send private message

Sure no problem,
Got mine from Clove about 4-5 months ago, it was just over $830NZD shipped back then.
Performs really well, no problems at all. Updates come through pretty quick, no need to wait for carrier approval.

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  Reply # 931506 12-Nov-2013 14:52 Send private message

I have put a new sim in my phone today to be able to access 4G on telecom , I believe I am in the coverage area but not 100% sure what should be showing on my phone. Currently its showing H+ with the 2 arrows under it. Should it say LTE or 4G if in 4G coverage ??




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  Reply # 931567 12-Nov-2013 15:52 Send private message

Presso: I have put a new sim in my phone today to be able to access 4G on telecom , I believe I am in the coverage area but not 100% sure what should be showing on my phone. Currently its showing H+ with the 2 arrows under it. Should it say LTE or 4G if in 4G coverage ??


Is your S4 from telecom? do you have the latest software installed?

It should say 4g or LTE




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  Reply # 931571 12-Nov-2013 16:03 Send private message

Yabanize:
Presso: I have put a new sim in my phone today to be able to access 4G on telecom , I believe I am in the coverage area but not 100% sure what should be showing on my phone. Currently its showing H+ with the 2 arrows under it. Should it say LTE or 4G if in 4G coverage ??


Is your S4 from telecom? do you have the latest software installed?

It should say 4g or LTE


and, have you had the sim activated




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  Reply # 931579 12-Nov-2013 16:20 Send private message

yup is telecom and running 4.3 and is activated (new sim from telecom store today)  (well I can receive and make calls etc) , Coverage map says I am right on the edge but just , Will see if it changes when I go into work tomorrow as that is a lot closer.




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  Reply # 931582 12-Nov-2013 16:29 Send private message

I got a telecom one from Warehouse, they price matched their online one day deal of $750.

Is it normal for the top speaker (ie the metal long thin speaker grill) to be raised compared to the glass, with a small amount of flex around the speaker, it seemed a little odd that it wasn't nice and flush and that there was some give in the glass around it.




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